Southside Virginia Community College

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  • Established in 1970, SVCC is one of the 23 colleges in the Virginia Community College System. The Christanna Campus near Alberta and the John H. Daniel Campus near Keysville serve ten counties and one city - the largest community college service region in the state. In 1985, SVCC opened its Campus Without Walls in Emporia-Greensville, now named the Robert C. Wrenn Center.
School Highlights
  • Southside Virginia Community College serves 5,352 students (32% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 38:1 is higher than the state community college average of 37:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 42% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 43%.
  • Southside Virginia Community College is the only community colleges within Brunswick County, VA.
  • The nearest community college is Halifax Community College (33.10 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 140 teachers has declined by 11% over five years.
Southside Virginia Community College(VA) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty140 staff45 staff
Southside Virginia Community College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 5,352 has declined by 14% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 38:1 has decreased from 42:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.53 is less than the state average of 0.62. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment5,352 students1,577 students
Southside Virginia Community College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio38:137:1
Southside Virginia Community College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students1,737 students717 students
Southside Virginia Community College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students3,615 students860 students
Southside Virginia Community College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Southside Virginia Community College Enrollment Breakdown VA All Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
Southside Virginia Community College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Southside Virginia Community College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Southside Virginia Community College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Southside Virginia Community College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
Southside Virginia Community College More (2012-2016)
% Unknown races
Southside Virginia Community College Ethnicity Breakdown VA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.0.530.62
Southside Virginia Community College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Southside Virginia Community College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$25,800$29,600
Southside Virginia Community College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $4,155 is less than the state average of $4,711. The in-state tuition has grown by 13% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $9,993 is less than the state average of $10,146. The out-state tuition has grown by 6% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$4,155$4,711
Southside Virginia Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$9,993$10,146
Southside Virginia Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid89%78%
Southside Virginia Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates-$11,000
Median Debt for Dropouts-$5,500
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Southside Virginia Community College, a comprehensive community college, has been providing quality education to the people of Southside Virginia for over 27 years through a wide range of post-secondary programs which includes university parallel, technical, vocational and community service programs. Recognized throughout the Commonwealth for the leadership it has provided in the development of innovative programs, the college takes pride in its community-based education approach to meeting the needs of service area constituents. Southside Virginia Community College is a comprehensive institution of higher education, offering programs of instruction generally extending not more than two years beyond high school. The college offers Occupational-Technical education, Associate in Applied Science degree and University Parallel/College Transfer Education. The college is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award Associate degrees. SVCC is approved by the State Department of Education for payment of veteran's benefits. The college is supported by local, state and federal funds.

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Did You Know?
For Virginia public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,711 per year for in-state students and $10,146 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,996 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Virginia is 80%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Virginia community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.62, which is lower than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in Virginia is Northern Virginia Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.